GovFlex is actively seeking government contractors, independent experts, and 1099 freelance consultants with backgrounds supporting DHS information technology programs and/or related support contracting requirements.       

DHS FirstSource III will be a major IDIQ contract for commercial IT products and services, following the previously awarded FirstSource II contract. According to Bloomberg Government DHS spent nearly $2.7 billion on 41 contracts held by 31 small businesses under FirstSource II.    

GovFlex registration is FREE for independent experts and consultants, including consulting companies who compete for pre and post-award opportunities with GovFlex clients who post projects as they arise. Consultants with a fully completed registration receive FREE access to GovFlex’s research tools and industry-leading templates.

GovFlex registration for government contractors is also FREE on a trial basis, with various subscription options. Contractors may choose to upgrade to receive additional features and benefits. Contractors pursuing opportunities typically post projects for the 1099 experts and freelance consultants they need for the entire business cycle.    

The DHS Office of Procurement Operations (OPO) intends to issue the FirstSource III solicitation as a small business set-aside with five (5) separate tracks:  8(a), HubZone,  Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and the final track will be set aside for all small businesses.

The scope of this contract is to provide DHS with a full array of value-added reseller services and access to a wide and renewable variety of IT commodities and hardware and software solutions from multiple sources that will compete via delivery order competitions.  DHS may require managed IT services solutions that combine IT support with proactive monitoring of IT workstations and infrastructure.      

Key upcoming events related to this competition include:

Industry Day Registration will be provided on or before June 29, 2020

Draft Requirements Documentation and Evaluation Factors on or before June 29th, 2020

Industry Day: Late July 2020

Comments Due from Industry: Early August 2020. 


The GovFlex 1099 independent expert and consultant platform provide thousands of the best available resources for professional support for the entire acquisition cycle including the talent needed to compete, win and deliver results in the task areas identified in the DHS FirstSource III requirement. 

The GovFlex talent registry includes experienced government sector capture, business development, proposal support, price-to-win, color team review, program management, information technology specialists, and subject matter experts for both PRE-AWARD services and POST-AWARD task order support and/or service delivery. 


GovFlex provides a virtual platform for contractors to post projects and find the experienced professionals with the insight and skillsets needed to round out your teams. The talent and insight available through GovFlex may provide the decisive advantage you need to compete successfully and win your next major opportunity. However, the supply of top talent is limited and the advantage goes to those who act now.   

For access to the DHS Special Notice at please see: